Kodiak’s most famous runner reached a national television audience Saturday afternoon.
Trevor Dunbar competed in the 3,000-meter run at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, a meet covered live by the NBC Sports channel.
Dunbar’s race came on near the end of the two-hour telecast, but he got plenty of TV time during his tour on the track in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
The Kodiak High and University of Oregon graduate stayed in the top five of the star-studded seven-person field until the final lap. That is when the top four turned on their burners and left Dunbar behind.
Dunbar, a professional runner for Nike, finished fifth with a time of 7 minutes, 52.24 seconds — well short of his personal-best time of 7:45.06 that he turned in in Ireland.
Ethiopian Olympian Dejen Gebremeskel finished first in 7:48.19, while Bernard Lagat, an American record holder in five events, finished second in 7:48.33.
Dunbar sat behind Lagat until the final lap.
Dunbar returns to the track on Feb. 14, when he rabbits the 5,000-meter field at the NYRR Millrose Games in New York.
While Dunbar got plenty of time on TV, University of Alaska Anchorage’s Jerica Nelson got plenty of time on the court in a 77-51 victory over Western Oregon University Saturday in Anchorage.
Nelson played 15 minutes and contributed two points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal.
In a 69-56 victory over Saint Martin’s University on Thursday, Nelson tallied one assist in 11 minutes.
Second-ranked UAA (22-1, 12-1 Great Northwest Athletic Association) plays Feb. 14 at Alaska Fairbanks.
• Adriane Horn scored two points in Wenatchee Valley’s 68-56 win over Spokane in a Northwest Athletic Conference game Saturday in Washington state.
Horn sank both of her free throws and added two rebounds in 10 minutes.
Alysa Horn and Osnabruck ended a two-game slide with an 86-74 victory over Hannover in a Bundesliga second division women’s game Sunday in Germany.
Horn scored eight points — the third straight game of being held to single digits — on 2 of 7 shooting from the field. She hit all four of her free throws. Horn added three rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes.
Horn has dropped to the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 12.9 a contest.
Osnabruck (12-4) remained in second place in the North Division and will play Feb. 15 against No. 7 Barmer TV.